Gautam Adani becomes the world’s second richest man

For the first time, an Asian was included as one of the top three billionaires. The 60-year-old founder of the conglomerate Adani Group, India's largest port operator, is Gautam Adani. Bill Gates ($105.3 billion), Warren Buffett ($96.5 billion), Mukesh Ambani ($92.6 billion), and Google co-founders Larry Page ($89 billion) and Sergey Brin ($85.4 billion) are also on the list of the top 10 richest people in the world.

According to Forbes Real-time Billionaires List, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has surpassed both Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault of France to claim the title of second-richest person in the world. His net worth is pegged at about $155.7 billion.

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Gautam Adani becomes the world’s second richest man

– Forbes Billionaires List

Now, Elon Musk, whose net worth is estimated to be over $273.5 billion, is the only one in front of him.

The data shows that Adani’s worth increased by $5.5 billion, or 3.64%, on Friday as a result of a rise in the value of the seven Adani Group stocks that are traded on Dalal Street.

Gautam Adani becomes the world’s second richest man

Bill Gates ($105.3 billion), Warren Buffett ($96.5 billion), Mukesh Ambani ($92.6 billion), and Google co-founders Larry Page ($89 billion) and Sergey Brin ($85.4 billion) are also on the list of the top 10 richest people in the world.

Arnault, the owner of Louis Vitton, had been surpassed by Adani on August 30 to move up to third place in the world’s wealth rankings. For the first time, an Asian was included as one of the top three billionaires.

The 60-year-old founder of the conglomerate Adani Group, India’s largest port operator, is Gautam Adani. The infrastructure company is situated in Ahmedabad, India, and is also the country’s biggest thermal coal producer and coal trader. Infrastructure, commodities, electricity production and transmission, and real estate are all areas of interest for his $13 billion (revenue) Adani Group.

What is Gautam Adani company?

According to stock exchange filings from March 2022, Gautam Adani owns a 75% share in Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, and Adani Transmissions. He also holds a small portion of Adani Green Energy, 65% of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone, and around 37% of Adani Total Gas.

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